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Commission dress rehearsal attracts an audience of over 300

The webinar organized by the Codex Secretariat on Friday 11 September 2020 was well attended with 86 countries and the European Union, plus 34 observer organizations taking part and numbers of attendees peaking at over 300. In opening the session, the Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Guilherme Da Costa, Brazil paid tribute to the global Codex Contact Points who play a key role in managing the practical work for Codex Members. “Through them, everything happens in the organization and without [...]
14 September 2020

Codex announces webinar for delegates to prepare for first virtual Commission

As Codex Members and Observers prepare to take part in the first ever virtual session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, which starts on 24 September 2020, the Codex Secretariat has organized a training webinar to prepare delegates for the online meeting. This webinar will take place on Friday 11 September 2020, at 12.00 (CET). Delegates will hear from the Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Guilherme Da Costa and from Codex Secretary, Tom Heilandt, how it was possible to arrange for [...]
10 September 2020

Codex standards and regional committees key to FAO COVID-19 response on trade and food safety

The COVID-19 pandemic will have an unprecedented impact on global and regional trade. According to the World Trade Organization, world merchandise trade in 2020 could fall by as much as 32 percent. New policy guidance, part of the FAO COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme, describes how the current economic recession is raising serious concerns about hunger and malnutrition. It goes on to explain how ad-hoc trade restrictions, including food safety measures that may not be science based, have worsened the situation [...]
03 September 2020

September is Food Safety Education Month in the United States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service is recognizing September as Food Safety education Month and encouraging consumers to follow good food safety practices to protect themselves and their families from foodborne illness. The guidance reminds consumers they should follow four simple steps for food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill. Read the USDA press release here. Learn more about the four steps at Foodsafety.gov.  
02 September 2020

Register for webinar on Wednesday 2 September

The African Union is hosting a webinar on Wednesday 2 September 14-17h East Africa Time (GMT +3) entitled "Healthy Crops, Safe Food and Thriving Trade: Opportunities for Africa". Click here to download the programme (English), (French). Click here to register. 
28 August 2020

Efforts to reduce veterinary drug residues in food in East Europe and Central Asia

On 10 August 2020, the WHO Regional Office for Europe in collaboration with the Eurasian Economic Commission organized a webinar on veterinary drug residues in food of animal origin – a public health issue. Dr Igor Gaevskii, Director of the Department for Sanitary, Phytosanitary and Veterinary Measures, Eurasian Economic Commission opened the webinar. He stressed that veterinary drug residues in food is an issue of concern and that the webinar provided an opportunity to share experiences between countries in East [...]
13 August 2020

La respuesta de la FAO a la COVID-19 reafirma la importancia de las normas de inocuidad alimentaria para el comercio

En un webinario realizado el 14 de julio de 2020, titulado “Joint Action on COVID-19: Boosting our Global Response” [La acción conjunta contra la COVID-19: cómo reforzar nuestra respuesta mundial] se presentaron las siete áreas principales de intervención planteadas por la FAO en respuesta a la crisis de la COVID-19 y transmitió claramente el mensaje de que no es posible continuar trabajando de la manera usual. Si continuamos como siempre, habrá una gran pérdida de vidas. El director general de la FAO, [...]
19 July 2020

El Comité Ejecutivo del Codex emprende el camino de establecer normas por medios virtuales

En un momento histórico para la Comisión del Codex Alimentarius, el Comité Ejecutivo del Codex (CCEXEC) inició su 79.a reunión en forma virtual, como consecuencia de la pandemia de COVID-19, aún en curso. A lo largo de siete días (del 13 al 20 de julio de 2020) y cuatro reuniones en línea, el comité examinará una serie de normas para decidir sobre su aprobación, así como propuestas de nuevos trabajos formuladas por los comités que pudieron reunirse antes de marzo [...]
15 July 2020

Codex Trust Fund announces funding for eight new projects

The FAO/WHO Codex Trust Fund Secretariat has announced eight successful applications from five Codex regions. The countries or groups of countries involved will receive funding to run activities geared towards building strong and sustainable national Codex systems with the ultimate aim of increasing their participation in the work of Codex. Africa:  Mauritius Asia:  group application from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar Europe:  Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan Latin American and the Caribbean:  Guyana, and group application from El Salvador and Guatemala Southwest Pacific region:  Samoa, Tonga A spokesperson for the [...]
03 July 2020

Spices sector gears up for post-COVID challenges and revival

by Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) Secretariat Towards the end of 2019, a new strain of coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2, which showed unprecedented virulence and severity, was reported from Wuhan, China. Within about three months, the number of confirmed cases of infection, called COVID-19, had soared and the virus had spread to many countries across the world with exponentially rising infection and death rates. The outbreak was then declared a global health emergency, and on 11th March 2020, WHO [...]
02 July 2020
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